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Another bird flu death in China SHANGHAI: China reported another death and four new infections from a new strain of bird flu on Saturday, raising the death toll to 18, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The H7N9 virus has been found in 95 people, mostly in eastern China. The latest victim is a 69-year old man surnamed Xu from Zhejiang province who passed away Friday night after emergency treatment failed, Xinhua said. Zhejiang province reported three new infection cases with all three patients in critical condition. The eastern costal province of Jiangsu also reported another bird flu infection. On Friday health officials raised questions about the source of this strain of bird flu indicating that more than half of patients had no contact with poultry. While it is not clear how people are becoming infected, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is no evidence of the most worrying scenario sustained transmission between people. The ...

ANA to conduct up to 200 Boeing 787 test flights: sources TOKYO: All Nippon Airways (ANA), the biggest customer for Boeing Co's grounded 787 Dreamliner, plans about 100 to 200 round trip test flights in May of its repaired aircraft before carrying passengers again from June, sources said. US regulators approved on Friday a revamped battery system for the Dreamliner, a crucial step in returning the high-tech jet to service after it was grounded in January because its lithium-ion batteries overheated. Boeing engineers will start to ...
Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan TOKYO: Two Chinese government ships sailed into the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Saturday, Japan's coastguard said.The surveillance ships entered the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Senkakus, which Beijing claims and calls the Diaoyus, shortly before 1:00 pm (0400 GMT), the coastguard said.Chinese government ships have frequently spent time around the disputed island chain since Tokyo nationalised three of the islands last September.The islands are also claimed by Taiwan.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...
Indonesian president appoints ally as acting FM JAKARTA: Indonesia's president has appointed a political cohort with little financial experience as acting finance minister, as the nation battles a weakening currency and strained state budget.Hatta Rajasa, the coordinating economic minister, will temporarily replace Agus Martowardojo, a technocrat who will take his reformist reputation to head the central bank from late May."The president still has not decided on the permanent finance minister post, so until then it will be held by Hatta," a presidential ...
Mongolia exempts private firms from foreign investor law ULAN BATOR: Private firms looking to invest in Mongolia will no longer have to seek government approval after the country's parliament amended a controversial foreign investment law on Friday.Mongolia's Strategic Entities Foreign Investment Law (SEFIL), passed in May 2012, was designed to restrict foreign investment in firms in sectors like mining to just 49 percent, and came amid concerns about the growing role played by overseas capital in the country's mining-led economic boom.But the law, ...
Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking climbs to 18 SAMARINDA: The death toll from a boat accident in the Indonesian part of Borneo island rose to 18 on Friday with five people still missing, a provincial governor said.The boat carrying workers from a plywood company sank on Wednesday after being hit by a huge wave as it travelled across the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan province.Provincial governor Awang Faroek Ishak said a total of 18 bodies had now been pulled from the water, up ...
Australia-China free trade talks deadlocked: minister MELBOURNE: Free trade talks between Australia and China are deadlocked over Beijing's insistence on removing investment limits for state-owned enterprises, Trade Minister Craig Emerson said Thursday.Discussions have been going on for eight years over 18 rounds of talks but the two sides have failed to agree on terms, with Emerson blaming China -- Australia's top trading partner and a country vital to its future prosperity.He told a forum in Melbourne that Beijing was demanding Australia ...

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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